Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Color Run 2013!

In June I ran my very first 5k.  The Color Run! 
It was by no means a "race" but purely a fun experience where you just happen to run 3.2 miles with a hoard of people.

We had quite the group show up to run that day. So it was nice to have family/friends running/walking with me! 
Even though we all started out at the same time, we all wound up finishing at different times.

At about every mile or half a mile you run through a color section-where you get bombarded with colored cornstarch! I am so thankful I wore sun glasses. :)

We were quite the colorful group after we all finished! I think we all felt very accomplished finishing 3 miles of running for the first time. 
I think, if I remember correctly, my time was 32 minutes. Not great, but not terrible. Especially for having only run once in the months  before the race, and only 2 miles at that.

It was weird...I was running by myself for the last 1/4 of a mile or so, and crossed the finish line by myself. I felt a little odd having everyone cheering for me, since there was no one else around....I think they all probably felt obligated to cheer since I was alone. :P

Hopefully I'll be able participate in 2 more 5k's this year! One in September and one on Thanksgiving day!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mimi's Book Club!

A while back my mom sent Isaiah a package. It was his first one to come in the mail and I let him "open" it. 
Such cuteness!

He just LOVED the bright colors on the package and kept hitting it and picking it up and playing with it.

And then when he got the books he enjoyed that even more!
We love Mimi's book club! Such a great selection of books to add to our collection now! :D

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

time is just slipping...

and slipping away from me. This poor blog has been neglected. It's usually the last thing on my mind these days.
Life has been not so easy lately. I've been learning (again!) to trust the Lord's leading in our family and learning more about faith.
It seemed like, for a while, that everything that was important or a big deal, was "up in the air" so to say. Brandon's job, school direction for Brandon, our housing situation, finances.... You name it! I struggled so much with feeling overwhelmed and hating this time of our lives. I strongly dislike being in a place where I don't know what's going to happen 1 week from now, a month, 2 months etc. But the Lord knew that and He wanted me to learn to trust Him completely.
It seemed like I would never learn, and I became more and more discouraged. Until out of the blue, I just had peace!! Nothing had really changed, everything was still up in the air, but I had peace. Peace from God. And it is wonderful. I am not stressed, I am not worried, I am not wondering what in the world is going to happen next. I just can't explain it. :)
Right as that peace came over me-we found a house to rent! Technically it's a duplex but that's not a very big deal. :) The funny thing is is that Brandon's job is going to end any time now, he hasn't heard back yet about a job he applied for and we are shelling out alot of money right now AND he is going to school. But just taking school a semester at a time-following the Lord.
So lots of changes and potential changes, and we feel that renting this duplex is what the Lord wants us to do-so we are following after that and not worrying about money etc. :) Because He WILL provide.

Brandon and I have been reading a book lately called "God's Smuggler" by Brother Andrew. If you haven't read it and you are struggling with trusting the Lord to provide-go buy that book and read it.Right now. It's an AMAZING testimony of God's grace, love and care for His children!  It is a perfect read for this time period in our lives.

These last couple of months have been challenging but in a good way, and even though they were rough, I wouldn't trade them for anything.

(So this is an update for the time being...I'll try to get a few more posts done, but we are moving in just THREE short weeks! Excuse me while I go scurry around planning things. :) )